Oak Ridge City Blueprint Project Schedule Updates

March 2, 2018

The City of Oak Ridge’s Community Development Department has provided an updated open house schedule for the Oak Ridge City Blueprint project, including revised meeting dates and additional opportunities for members of the community to join the discussion.

At a recent meeting, the Oak Ridge Municipal Planning Commission approved several modifications to the Blueprint open house schedule in an effort to balance the calendar, avoid conflicts and potentially increase attendance.

The updated schedule is as follows:

March 29:

Jackson Square, Warehouse Row, Industrial/Office, Midtown Mixed Use, and West Side Mixed Use

April 26:

City Parks & Open Space, TVA, Horizon Center, Bionomics, Heritage Center, Rocks & Flowers, City Water Plant

May 10:

Planning Commission Work Session with DOE Reservation Subarea Discussion

May 31:

Main Commercial Core

June 14:

Planning Commission Work Session with Blueprint Summary Progress Report

June 28:

Blueprint Summary Report: Public Review and Input

July 12:

Planning Commission Work Session: Blueprint Results and Wrap-Up Discussion

Families and local business representatives are invited to attend meetings and share ideas for possible neighborhood improvements. While the meeting focused on the subarea where residents live or work may have the most relevant information for them, every citizen is encouraged to engage in the Blueprint process at each meeting. Citizens can also submit feedback via email.

Meeting dates, times and locations are posted online. Residents can view subarea plans, maps and comments using the City Blueprint online resource page. The Community Development Department recently finished a midpoint report on the Blueprint process, highlighting significant findings and outlining a plan for moving forward. The report is available online along with a public survey.

For more information on the Oak Ridge City Blueprint effort, contact the Community Development Department at (865) 425-3531.